Teacher Leader Fellow for 2013-2014

Bronx, NY - Metropolitan LCS

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Job Description

Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School is now accepting applications for the Teacher Leader Fellow position.

The Teacher Leader Fellow is a Lighthouse Academies, Inc. (LHA) school leader in training who leads with determination and integrity, embodying the following essential qualities:

  • Past experiences and actions reflect a commitment to the LHA mission, vision, core values
  • A passion and ability to build and sustain the LHA K-12 model in a high need, urban environment
  • Work in schools that demonstrates a sense of urgency and the relentless pursuit of high academic student achievement
  • Reflective, self-aware and adaptable to communication and work styles of others
  • Critical thinker and problem solver who takes initiative
  • Belief in the power of collaboration and works to build a collaborative culture with LHA network, community, staff, families and students 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
A Teacher Leader Fellow is someone whose masterful teaching abilities have resulted in significantly closing the achievement gap with his/her students. While in the Teacher Leader Fellow training program, the Teacher Leader Fellow will continue his/her masterful teaching in a classroom, at the same time learning and executing the skills necessary to become an effective School Leader with Lighthouse Academies. 

All Teacher Leader Fellows’ actions must always be aligned with our mission, vision, core values and education program. The essential functions for our teachers are as follows: 

INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP 

I. MASTERFUL TEACHING

  • Demonstrate exemplary teaching as outlined in the LHA Teacher Performance Standards and through the effective implementation of the LHA Education Program.
  • Create and manage a safe and welcoming learning environment.
  • Demonstrate effective and meaningful use of arts-infusion in his/her classroom.
  • Class serves as model classroom for instructional rounds (peer observation)

II. DATA ANALYSIS

  • Demonstrate turning data analysis into differentiated and targeted instruction in his/her classroom.
  • Demonstrate success in meeting or exceeding LHA network-wide goals.
  • Assist the leadership team with the writing and monitoring of the school-wide Culture of Achievement Plan

III. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Research, plan and implement two school based Professional Development sessions.
  • Lead grade level/content area meetings
  • Complete required Professional Development sessions and calls as determined by school and network
  • Maintain a reflection journal.
  • Participate in learning walks quarterly with leadership team.

IV. CULTURE of ACHIEVEMENT and RESPECT

  • Build a culture of achievement and respect families, students and school and network staffs. 
  • Model professionalism and the LHA Essential Qualities at all times.
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OPERATIONAL LEADERSHIP

I. MANAGEMENT

  • Assist Director of Instruction with the organization and management of program resources. 
  • Assist Director of Instruction with the coordination of LHA and state assessment programs, both logistics and organization of materials.
  • Implement pre-assessment strategies to motivate students and decrease test anxiety in his/her classroom.
  • Draft a school based project in collaboration with the school leadership team.
  • Utilize school and network resources to complete project in alignment with the LHA Education Model.

Skills/Requirements

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
• Masters Degree in Education, Education Administration or Teaching preferred
• Minimum of three years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred
• Required state teaching certification/licensure; Highly Qualified status under No Child Left Behind
• Proven track record of raising student achievement scores in an urban environment
• Strong desire to work within an innovative, urban educational program
• Instructional coaching and/or mentoring

CORE COMPETENCIES:
• Mission Focused
• Driven towards Excellence
• Results Oriented
• Culturally Proficient
• Collaborative Colleague
• Constant Learner

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
• Knowledge of or experience with Common Core State Standards or Understanding by Design preferred
• Ability to use data to inform instruction and decision-making related to student achievement
• Ability to turn best practices into high quality, goal-driven  results
• Highly effective writing, oral and interpersonal skills to communicate with a varied audience
• Data managements tools, organizational tools, computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)
 

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